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Old 07-20-2010, 3:42 PM
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Originally Posted by charliedontsurf334 View Post
I am no lawyer. So could someone explain to me why overturning the Assault Weapons Ban would need strict scrutiny?

It is no more logical than the Safe Handgun Certificate, and under intermediate scrutiny, I do not see any "compelling interest" in banning them. As the NRA and every other gun rights group has been saying since 1993, "They are functionally no different than non-banned guns."
I misspoke - intermediate should be fine on that, as well. What I was intending to say is that we should settle the scrutiny question, first, rather than trying to argue both of them, at once.

EDIT: I updated the above to not say we need "strict" scrutiny.
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